1 STATE POLICE ISSUE WARNING ON POT
After marijuana became legal for purchase for recreational use in Massachusetts on Tuesday, Connecticut State Police reminded residents the drug is still not legal in Connecticut.
An adult at the age of 21 or older is able to cross the state line into Massachusetts to legally purchase recreational marijuana. But, state police said, there would be repercussions for bringing it into Connecticut.
“Connecticut law has only decriminalized marijuana, not legalized it,” the agency said. “Possessing a small amount of marijuana will result in a fine, while a larger amount will result in an arrest.”
State police didn’t stop there.
“We also don’t suggest trying to sneak it onto a plane or in your luggage during your holiday travels, because marijuana is illegal under federal law, even in states that legalize it.”
The federal government classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug.
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